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4th Anniversary Of El Reno 2013 Tornado, Flooding

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Wednesday, May 31, marks the 4th anniversary of the widest tornado on record that struck Canadian County. Wednesday, May 31, marks the 4th anniversary of the widest tornado on record that struck Canadian County.
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Wednesday, May 31, marks the 4th anniversary of the widest tornado on record that struck Canadian County.

The 2.6-mile wide EF-3 tornado hit El Reno May 31, 2013. A total of 21 people were killed – eight people died in their vehicles and 13 were killed in the flash flooding that followed the storm.

Three storm chasers, 55-year-old Tim Samaras, his son 24-year-old Paul Samaras and 45-year-old Carl Young, were among the victims.

One family member who lost five relatives in the flooding after the tornado hit, spoke to News 9 in May 2014, and said "Just spend time with your kids as much as you can, because you never know when it ends."

According to the National Weather Service, a total of five tornadoes touched down across the metro that day. 

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